• Garfield Park
    Conservatory
    Landscape Art Under Glass!
    Plan your next outing to visit one of the nation's
    premier conservatories with eight multi-faceted
    greenhouses and grand outdoor gardens.
  • thousands of
    plant species
    On Display Throughout Eight Rooms
    Travel through the Conservatory and experience the lush
    flora and tropical temperatures in our magnificent facility
    taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
  • Stunning
    Outdoor Gardens
    City Garden & Monet Garden
    During the summer months don't miss visiting the
    Conservatory's outdoor gardens including an adaptation
    of Claude Monet’s well known garden at Giverney, France.
  • Kids &
    Family Activities
    Indoor and Outdoor Kids’ Activities
    Garfield Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring
    family members of all ages. Something’s always growing,
    and there’s always something new to discover!
  • Workshops &
    Demonstrations
    Beekeeping, Composting, Gardening & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance offers a myriad
    of gardening, beekeeping and eco-friendly programs
    designed to help you get closer to nature in the city.
  • Special Events
    & Shows
    Music, Dance, Art & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory hosts a variety
    concerts, exhibits and art experiences every year,
    highlighting the vibrant culture of Chicago.

News & Updates

Chicago’s favorite summer tradition, Shakespeare in the Parks brings Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits to our beautiful City Garden. Shakespeare’s memorable characters come to life in a unique and surprising mash-up of scenes from his most celebrated plays—from "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth" to "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It". Bring a blanket and enjoy this exciting family-friendly show.
Experimental theater comes to the Conservatory! The Wild is a laboratory performance full of rhythm, energy, and risk. The Wednesday, August 5th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, performance is based on the works of playwright Charles Mee, Dionysian rituals, and a pulsing mix of image, music, and movement. Bring a blanket and enjoy this unique performance complements of the Night Out in the Parks series.
Join us for the hit play “Crime Scene Chicago”. There are two performances scheduled for the Conservatory, one on Thursday, August 13 and the next on Friday, August 14. Content is intended for a mature audience. Collaboraction recommends no children under the age of 14 attend the performance. The performance encourages audience participation and is followed by a facilitated discussion.

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Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance seeks to change lives through the power of nature. We create, develop and implement programs that promote environmental responsibility and conservationism, help to build economically and socially sustainable and healthy communities, and strengthen the Conservatory's designation as an arts and cultural institution.


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Membership

Whether you are renewing your membership, or joining for the first time, all you need to do is click the button of the dollar level at which you would like to renew or join! We have one and two-year options, both of which come with a list of benefits for you to enjoy. If you have any questions when purchasing a membership, contact Membership Services at 773-638-1766 x.13.


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Volunteer

We are almost always looking for energetic, dedicated people to lend a hand in our gardens and programs. If you are someone who enjoys sharing your passion for plants with people or someone who just likes to get your hands dirty – we probably have a volunteer opportunity for you! Some of our opportunities have a minimum time commitment, but many are flexible.


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Other Items of Interest

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Have a Question ABout Your House Plant? Garden?

The University of Illinois Extension's Plant Information Clinic located at the Conservatory is the place for in-depth answers ... Learn More ‣

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Items Made from Conservatory Broken Glass For Sale in Gift Shop

The broken glass collected in the Conservatory after the 2011 hail storm is being put to good use. Local artists have created works of art ... Learn More ‣

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Sign Up for the Conservatory Newsletter

Sign up today for the Conservatory E-Letter and be in the loop about upcoming exhibits, special events, and more featured at the Conservatory ... Learn More ‣

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Hold Your Next Event at the Garfield Park Conservatory!

How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don't have to fly to get there! The Conservatory provides a lush setting ... Learn More ‣

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Group Visits for Schools, Adults and Community Organizations

The Conservatory is a green wonder under glass and a great place for groups of all ages to explore. Schools and Groups of 10 or more must register ... Learn More ‣

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Filming and Photography

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for their personal use. A Chicago Park District Media Permit is required for the following activities: ... Learn More ‣

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1% for the Planet

We are an approved 1% for the Planet partner. 1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us for positive change ... Learn More ‣

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TripAdvisor

Garfield Park Conservatory is featured on TripAdvisor! Follow link to read unbiased reviews, photos and travel advice by visitors to the Conservatory ... Learn More ‣


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Group Visits for Schools, Adults and Community Organizations

All schools and groups of 10 or more people must pre-register for their visit. Click the button for information and fees.

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